November 14, 2007
Classified Staff Council
November 14, 2007
The Bluefield State College Classified Staff Council meeting was called to order at 1:40 pm in the Conference Room of Student Support Services in the Basic Science Building by Lisa Neel, Chair, presiding.
Council Members Present: Lisa Neel, Chair Tom Harrison, Vice-Chair
Deirdre Guyton Jane Richardson Lori Dials Anita Barilla Michele Noe Fred Hardee Peggy Turnbull Kenny Mandeville Kim Daniels
Council Members Absent: Stewart Odle, Vonda Wilson, Daniel Frost
Minutes were distributed and read. Minutes were approved (LDials/JRichardson) with no corrections and will be placed on the internet and filed.
- Cost Cutting—Fred Hardee proposed an amendment in the work schedule due to the high prices at the pump. He proposes a four-day work week. He, Lisa and Tom met with Dr. Walker and the cabinet met on yesterday and discussed this proposal. Although there was no immediate response, he said that he will meet with them again
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at the next cabinet meeting. He also said that he did meet with Dr. Walker briefly after the cabinet meeting and said that Dr. Walker suggested that he talk with other ACCE Reps to find out what they are doing about the same situation and to try to get more of them on board. He (Fred) stated that he spoke with Ms. Pitzer last night and she has forwarded this information to Zack (the ACCE President) and they will probably have discussion on this at the next meeting. Discussion followed. It was suggested that we talk to our constituents and get their feedback on this. After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed upon that Fred would take the following recommendations back to Dr. Walker:
o Students are first—students have the four day per week class schedule other is the hybrid Friday-Saturday courses.
o Dr. Walker makes mandatory supervisor’s work with their unit employees wishing to work the four day flex schedule.
o Possibility of rotating CH employees where feasible (within offices) and work out with their own personal needs.
- Higher Education Day at the Legislature—Thursday, February 28, 2008. If anyone is interested in going, please let the chair know so that she can contact Jim Nelson.
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- Lori asked if we could do a door decorating contest. Discussion followed.
- Reminder of the Christmas Party Friday, December 7th at David’s.
With no further business, the chair stated that the next meeting will be December 19, 2007 at 1:30 pm. She said that she would send out reminders to everyone. Motion to adjourn at 3:00 pm.
Lisa Neel, Chair
Deirdre Guyton, Secretary
Board of Governors
Wellness Committee—It was discussed that PEIA has an agreement with the Wellness Center, Princeton Fitness Center and Curves (Princeton). Discussion followed. Yoga classes will begin on Monday and proceed through the end of the semester. The time would be 5:30-6:30 pm. —Lisa discussed that the Thanksgiving Luncheon was on November 9, 2007 and that those attending said it went well. Lisa said that she received an email from Dr. Walker to proceed with the Spotlight. Discussion followed. —Anita reported that the previous balance in the fund was $220.14. —Fred reported that they had a meeting in Parkersburg and did a workshop with the CCCT. Issues brought up about PEIA for retirees and general things. The next meeting is November 29th at Glenville. —an email has been sent out (today) asking those interested in submitting applications need to do so by November 29, 2007. —no report
Safety Meeting—are held monthly and topics were discussed at the last meeting. The chair asked if there was anything that needed to be brought up as a concern.
Question: In these meetings has anything been brought up about purchasing sanitary hand wipes to be placed in all of the bathrooms? Answer: They have ordered automatic hand towels. Fred stated that they have already arrived and are getting ready to put them on bid to be installed. Discussion followed.
The next meeting will be November 29 at 1:00 pm in the PDR.